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, south america as well. so stand by. stay with us for complete coverage. senator john mccain told me just a little while ago even if a fiscal cliff deal is done, the battle between the white house and congressional republicans is far from over. >> i think there's going to be a whole new field of battle when the debt ceiling rolls around. >> all right. let's dig a little bit deeper with ryan lizza. he's washington correspondent for the new yorker magazine. also ali velshi our chief correspondent is joining us. deal or no deal? >> looks like from what dana is reporting, that a deal is in sight. republicans are saying they're going to have a vote tonight. looks like a deal is done. >> with the senate. >> we don't know what the house will do. and the last time john boehner tried to put something on the floor, his caucus rebelled. he'd have to let the house vote its will. >> but you agree if the president of the united states supports it, most of the house democrats will support it. so you don't need a majority of the republicans, you need a few republicans to get to that magic number of 218.
, south america. the tradition is baby jesus puts unwrapped gifts around your bed. trip over the presents. rick: very quiet when he puts those gifts. clayton: he would have to be. rick: in germany, children put their shoes outside with hay and carrots for the reindeer. >> that is sweet. really cute. a girl who works here telling me her kindergarten class for her little child the teacher put baggies for the children to take home. had dry oatmeal and glitter. put it in the front yard so the reindeer can eat that while santa is inside. so the glitter they can see from the sky. rick: they know where to go clayton: anita writes us. because my husband has so much trouble getting up in the morning we open sock gifts. that will get him up. e-mail us your thoughts on odd christmas traditions. >> these are neat traditions a lot of family feuds happen around the christmas table. there was a survey done. the four top reasons you get arguments around the christmastime. flying across the country to visit your family, your husband, your wife, might think, hey, that is way too expensive and this can caus
include central and south america, a lot of people wear special underwear to ring in the new year. >> in brazil, they wear white and brand new underwear. i guess you want to start things off right. start fresh. >> i can sign on to this tradition. okay. don't get a close-up on me. i'm for new underwear. okay. what else? >> let's go to denmark, perhaps. people jump off chairs in unison at midnight. that's to rid people of negative spirits from the previous year. >> all right. >> good one. >> spain, natalie, you know about this one. we're going to show it. >> we're going to demo. it sounds easy to eat 12 grapes. it is not easy. >> do we have the chimes? >> we're going to do it. so 30 seconds on the clock, please. >> this should go well. >> are we going to hear this? [ chiming ] >> you can't even get them in your mouth. oh, my -- good work. >> thank you. this is what happens when you've been pounding campaign all night. you can't deliver a grape into your mouth at close range. >> i'm dead sober. how do they do this drunk? >> you littered the floor with grapes. >> i'm sorry. >> they di
on earth. best way to play it, kansas city southern. the new railroad running north/south across north america, or as they sometimes call themselves, the nafta railroad. at last, maybe we can get some revenge for all of the jobs nafta has caused us. all of the losses. anyway, ksu is my new favorite rail. and i think you can buy it at the weakest because it's got the tracks where people want them and little competition to boot. let's go to greg in mississippi, greg? >> yes, mr. cramer, thank you so much for taking my call. >> my pleasure. >> caller: i had the pleasure of speaking to you on the "lightning round" a couple of months ago about nordic tanker. >> yeah, go ahead, i'm sorry. >> caller: no, no, i'm sorry, at that time you recommended me not go into that particular stock. i was just wondering, you highly recommended it in your book getting back to even which i thoroughly enjoyed, and i was curious if anything changed in particular with the company or that sector in general. >> i had to back away from it. and i think those who know the show and watch it know that i've backed away
of america. what started in the south and on the plains is spreading to the industrial north. i just want us to remember here that unions brought to america the minimum age, the 8-hour workday, workplace safety rules, really, the middle class is what the unions of america gave to us. getting rid of unions will do one thing. it will exacerbate the concentration of power and money at the top and continue the hollowing out of america's middle class. that is why what is happening in michigan takes my breath away. joining me now on the phone from lansing, michigan is zac paul. zac is over progress michigan that uses new media to build grassroots support for progressive ideas. zac has been on the front lines for the past two days in protesting the legislation. zac, welcome inside the war room. >> thanks for having me governor. >> give us the lay of the land zac. what's happening right now? >> i just ran back across the street from the capitol. there were hundreds of protesters, as you said locked outside of the building today. the governor announced this legislati
 the south, and i think it is an important detail to focus on because those who don't know the history of the involvement tend to dismiss them as they sometimes use america's mercenaries because we paid for a lot of the military hardware and logistics and the troops also tend to focus the various thais engaged in black-market schemes but the behind it is that they were fighting and they were dying for years thailand was sort of carrying out the war they saw as the war in south vietnam. so the casualties are something that we should keep in mind. >> professor ruth, thai-u.s. relations. thai has been an ally for a lon time yet participated in the and world war ii. >> absolutely. date back to the famous example of offering abraham lincoln war for the troubles of the american civil war. the 20th thais were always close u.s. allies and this was intensified it was disrupted war. but then as the cold war pretty
, west, and the south. >> of the u.s. state department is criticizing russia oppose the upper house banning americas from adopting russian children. the bill will go to the president for his approval. several protesters were arrested outside of the building. >> outside parliament, the knowledge of the quickly with demonstrators protesting as the bill which bars americans from adopting russian orphans. >> is not useful for our children or our national security or priorities. this lot is draconian and should not be adopted by the council. >> they unanimously backed the proposals which only leaves the signature of the president to become law. it is one of the toughest pieces of anti-u.s. legislation in years past in retaliation for an american law that would impose sanctions on russian officials implicated in human rights offenses. 16,000 russian orphans have been adopted by russian families. opponents say the real victims will be the children. kids will stays, orphans. they have visas and they will not be treated properly. it is likely a death sentence for them. >> adoptions by americ
south and see what america america was like at that time in that part country. and deal-- now, i want to do it in an entering way, and me the way to do that is to do it as a genre pies because it seems like most of the time-- whenever it has been dealt with, at least in the last 30 years or 40 years, it's been either historical with a capital "h" which i think kind of put it at an arm's distance, kinds of puts it a little bit under class, to observe and here are the facts. and we all know the facts, more or less, or there's been movies like, "mandingo" or "good-bye uncle tom" which in many ways i think are much clorls to the truth than the capital "h"movies. so i wanted to do it like a-- an exciting western adventure. and as genre movie first that uses slavery and the antebellum south as a backdrop in order to tell this adventure. and the adventure he was down with and i was down with is of a black male rising up, becoming a cowboy, becoming a spaghetti western here oh, becoming a folkloric here oh, and goes out and saves his woman. she's in the pit of hell, and he's going to go and e
? i will talk about the bricks in a minute. i am talking about south america, eastern europe, parts of asia. why do i love this story? it is basic macroeconomics. the key ingredients that drive growth. we know the story of debt, deficit, fiscal cliff. we know that the story of the aging population and financing, if you look at the statistics are round or they measure the performance in mathematics, science, and reading, you can see where the problem is. today, they were in the number 27, 28, and so on. productivity generally is the x factor that accommodates for 60% of why one country grows and another does not. generally, it includes things like political dynamic, so we know what is happening there. that is not my prediction. look at this framework, capital, labor, productivity. you will see why i am incredibly bullish. in terms of capital, these economies by a large did not have the debt burden that other countries are facing right now. why is that important? these countries are not suffering from a deal leveraging problem. 60%-70% is under the age of 25. in you got there, over 50
without shaharing with america bold reform i ideas that get people inspired. >> south carolina republican jim demint, who has decided to leave the senate to head the heritage fofoundation the conservative think tank. why is seen leaving mar -- is he leaving mark? >>im demint is a movement guy, not a legislator l like fritz hollings or strom thurmond who comes for generations and work his will through the legislative process. he has been a movement guy.y. you can see the movement in primaries repubcans lost where they could have one of the general election, orn, supporting marco rubio early against charlie crist. the other hd written story is that you have two majo conservative figures leaving this week. you had dick armey leaving freedomworks, a very conservative outfit aligned with the tea party, and getting an $8 million buyouout. jim demint has gone fr the fourth poorest man in the senate's an institution, the heritage foundation, and more than $1 million. armey-demint --- they are like the congregationalist in hawaii. they came to do good, and they're doing very well. [laughter] >> wi
a sensation sensational relief. narr: miami's south beach is a resort that never sleeps. known as america's riviera, its all-night party scene has lured the world's jet set. but just ten miles from the bright lights of south beach's impressive skyline is the dangerous area of miami gardens. the special response team meets, a few miles from the home of two members of the notorious 170 boyz gang, suspected of shooting five people. both gunmen are just 17 years old, but are armed and highly dangerous. burt sync: it's a one storey single family home. the premises has a light colour roof, and it's bordered by chain link fence. the entry team has got to be mel with the shield, cruise one, flockhart two, majuga three, myself, larry and joe on twos, followed by george casaris. again, subject involved in shootings and gangs, alright and they're looking for a weapon in there, alright, and we're looking for subjects. okay? narr: every srt warrant is meticulously planned. with such high stakes, melvin believes that intelligence on their target is essential. melvin sync: in a situation like this, whoe
intraparty politics going on in america is in the south carolina republican party. nikki haley up for re-election in 2014, lindsay gray laey grah. nikki haley has to make a decision. she may make conservatives mad if she doesn't do tim scott but if she doesn't do him and do a caretaker, chris, all the conservative action can be in that primary and maybe she doesn't get a conservative primary challenge. a lot of moving parts here. >> maybe lindsay gray lamb doesn't either. kelly, i don't want to leave the fiscal cliff out here. talk about a former senator who is making a lot of noise on it alan simpson, from wyoming. here what happens he had to say on the "today" show about who knows what about the fiscal cliff and the budget negotiations. >> these guys if you gave half of them -- gave 90% of them a profit and loss statement in one hand and a balance sheet in the other they wouldn't know how to read it. >> so, alan simpson not making himself the most popular among former colleagues. what is your sense? how well do the members who are going to be voting on the stuff understand, both what's
booties. >> reporter: where it's not just the booties, just about everything, made in america. wzzm. >> as part of our great michigan christmas. >> reporter: and in south bend, indiana, wbnd finding a pen maker. and with their help, he's now selling his made in america pens to the world. >> going to china and japan instead of the other way around. >> reporter: and it turns out this made in america conversation has taken off elsewhere, too. so many americans going on twitter, and for the first time, a tally. since we started this journey, 946,565 tweets with those three words, made in america. "world news" viewers, a huge part of that. like samantha. just tweeted me, "did a little christmas shopping today for some friends, and the best part? all of it was #madeinamerica." and she sent me the picture to prove it. and who noticed this conversation? one of the founders of twitter. and we found him in new york, as he was shopping for made in america. he's seen the trend of twitter. and you've seen it? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: jack dorsey. and without him, we wouldn't be sending those 14
to the south and the tropics, into the 30s there. let's head on into the americas. central portions are looking calm and clear. a storm from the pacific, dropping down from b.c. to central california. chilly showers to post coastal areas. and we'll be seeing some snow, a few inches on the sierra nevadas and moving inland as well. strongest gusts bringing temperatures down in portions of southern california in the next couple of days. out toward the east, we've been watching a stubborn system move away out over the atlantic, but what will be left over is heavy showers in the eastern gulf states as well as in the florida peninsula and you can see some severe thunderstorms erupting there too. here are temperatures. a big drop out in the northeast. new york city, 9 degrees today. 9 in d.c. a drop of 10 degrees between monday and tuesday. further up toward the north. that's your high temperature. winnipeg, minus 20. high temperature, even down to houston, 13 for the high. but overnight lows will be around the freezing point. as for europe, not too much to worry about for western and central location
will get even cooler as we head into your friday here. in the south, warmer than average in hong kong with a high of 24. moving into america, wet and windy conditions common for the west, a series of lows moving into the western pacific and heavy mountain snow. blizzard warnings are posted for parts of washington and oregon. snow about 50 centimetres and gusts of 80 kilometres power on the cars. things are getting very active. here things remaining wet and windy on your monday. out east thundershowers for the southern parts of the plains up into the east and northeast. icy participation for southern quebec and parts of the new england states, and there will be a risk of severe weather happening in southeastern texas and central parts of the gulf state. there will be a risk of thunderstorms, gusty winds and even tornadoes into tonight. severe weather will be shifting toward the east as we're heading toward your monday. despite rainy weather, temperatures way above average. 14 degrees in washington, d.c. that's about 60 degrees higher than seasonal. finally let's go over to the european
that on the state level. there are 30 republican governors today in america, the republicans actually picked up a governorship in north carolina so that south now is almost entirely republican, whereas just 25 years ago, it was pretty entirely democratic. and it's not just the south. states like-- >> what are they doing with that power, that's the interesting thing. >> so, they have the power and they are actually using it, af got states like kansas, and florida that have been cutting taxes aggressively to promote jobs. you've got a lot of the states in the mountain states that are republican, where they're aggressively promoting pro energy drilling policies to get at the national resources and of course, the big story that you mentioned, paul, is what's happening with right to work, it wasn't just michigan, sometimes we forget earlier indiana became a right to work state, too, so, two midwestern states that have traditionally been pretty heavily unionized moved to right to work and i wouldn't be surprised if next year we see a couple more states fall. >> interesting contrast in maryland and vi
>>> making news in america this morning, christmas chaos across the south. >> tornadoes, dozens of them, tear through several states, causing death, widespread damage and tens of thousands in the dark. >>> this morning, it's back to business for president obama. his cutting short his hawaiian vacation, to return to washington to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> deep discounts. if you're not sick of the mall just yet, you're going to find sales today. >>> and the holiday homecoming. one family never imagined was possible. how a chance encounter by a caring stranger put a pup back in the arms of the little girl who loves her. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm muhammad lila. >> and i'm brandi hitt. paula and rob are off this morning. travel could be a challenge across much of the country. tornadoes, rain, snow, even a blizzard are all a threat. >> they are picking up the piece of a series of storms turned deadly. wendy gillette is joining us with more now. wendy? >> reporter: muhammad and brandi, we may dream of a white christmas. and many of us got one. but these storms also delivered a
in texas, even though she knew he was in south carolina. tyra bland told "good morning america" her husband wasn't there for her and that's why she turned to the freis and adoption. >> they cared, you know, about me and, you know, the well-being of lia when he wasn't there. when he wasn't around. when he didn't care. he showed no interest in me being pregnant. when he left me, he didn't leave my with an address. >> reporter: but achane's lawyer told me that's just not true. that his client provided for bland by paying the bills and that he wanted to care for their baby. >> they took a child away from a married father. >> reporter: achane has since divorced his wife. but around the time talia was supposed to be born, achane contacted his wife's sister and brother-in-law in an effort to track down his wife and baby. court records show achane's brother-in-law told him he had seen his wife but that she no longer looked pregnant and their baby was, quote, nowhere in sight. according to court documents, the adoption agency had informed the adoptive parents jerod and christy frei that the girl's b
're following tonight. a series of storms set to barrel across america, possibly producing christmas day tornadoes in the south and then a huge mess in the northeast. just as people are trying to get home after the holiday. in parts of the country, the action has already begun, and here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: it's the nightmare before christmas travelers were hoping to avoid. blankets of snow from central new york to northern california creating christmas chaos for some parts of the country. >> we're hoping we don't sit on the runway. we did that last time and it's not fun. >> reporter: in chicago, paula gagerman and her three daughters arrived early for their christmas eve flight. they are among the millions taking to the crowded skies today. what's that stress like when you got to get somewhere and you're traveling with family and it's not -- mother nature is not cooperating? >> extremely stressful. >> we're like, come on, come on, come on. we just want to get there. come on, we're going to be late, we're going to be late, come on. it's really annoying. >> reporter: in northe
party made the last two years is trying to make obama the issue without sharing with america bold reform ideas that get people inspired to get behind us. >> that is south carolina republican jim demint, who has decided to leave the senate to head the heritage foundation, the conservative think tank. why is evening, mar -- why is he is leaving, mark? >> jim demint is a movement guy. not a legislator like fritz hollings who represents the state for generations. he has been a movement by. you see the movement in primaries that republicans lost where they should of one the general election, whether it was delaware, or supporting marco rubio early against charlie crist. the other unwritten stories that you have two major conservative figures leaving this week. you had big armey leaving freedomworks, a very conservative outfit aligned with the tea party, and getting, get this, and $8 million buyout. jim demint has a net worth -- average of $41,000. he is going to institution that pays its chief executive more than $1 million. armey-demint -- if the congregationalist. they came to do good and t
bully he hated is making him famous. >> dana: he wasn't trying to get famous in america. trying to get famous in south korea. he was speaking exactly to how they felt. >> bob: what about the rapperrappers in united states k about shooting tops. >> dana: i agreement. >> eric: personally, i hope they are not hanging out at the white house. >> dana: they are. >> greg: keeps going to the white house. al sharpton. i mean he is -- the kato riots. c'mon. >> bob: my ear, nose, throat guy went to stones conner? new jersey and said it was baby boomers smoking dope. >> kimberly: thank you for that update, bob. >> greg: all right. radio hosts have been yanked off the air and we're hearing from them for the first time since the nurse's suicide. >> you know, shattered. heart broken. >> we're so sorry that this has happened. >> greg: police are investigating could they face criminal charges over the death of this young woman? should they? next on "the five." ♪ ♪ twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligatio. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i
percolating in south korea. but it's now hitting america, big-time. >> thank you very much. >>> a lot of other news breaking overnight. for that, mr. ron claiborne. >> in the news, the boss of the two australian deejays behind the prank call to kate middleton's hospital room is speaking out. the deejays have been pulled off the air, after one of the nurses who answered the call died, in an apparent suicide. but the station is refusing to fire those deejays. >>> and president obama has requested $60 billion in federal aid for states that were devastated by superstorm sandy. it may not pass in congress until next year because of the fiscal cliff situation. >>> and some electronic device bans could be lifted. in a letter to the faa, the agency called for greater use of portable devices on planes. i thought they affected navigation systems. but maybe that's not true. >>> and finally, a fish tale with a picture to prove it. a fisherman caught what is believed to be the biggest yellow fin tuna ever. landed on rod and reel, that is. 459 pounds. he fought the fish for two hours. the previous record, d
control of your personal economy. get one-on-one help from america's retirement leader. >>> that viral video, "gangnam style" launched south korean rap sensation psy into the spot light. the most-watched youtube video ever. tonight, his lyrics from years ago and anti-american words are causing anger here at home, just as he prepares to perform for the president. here's muhammad lila. >> reporter: call it controversy, "gangnam style." long before it sparked a dance craze, he performed at a politically charged concert in 2004 with anti-american sentiment running high after a korean missionary was killed in iraq. he sang these lyrics. kill those bleeping yankees who have been keeping them hostage. kill their daughters, mothers, daughters in law and fathers. >> if you were thinking of horrible things that could get pop stars in trouble, you would have a hard time coming up with worse things than this. >> reporter: many fans are reacting with fury, saying spy should not be able to headline the christmas in washington concert on sunday. the president scheduled to atte
to go south? >> that's right. happy new years, america. we appear poised to dive off the fiscal cliff starting with a round of finger pointing today. this is classic gridlocked washington. why america is fed up with the lawmakers and all about pointing fingers, gaining the upper hand here. and also, gaming this out because if we do dive off the cliff an we don't get a deal in the next couple of days, which looks increasingly like where we're headed then we come back in january and have to negotiate again and a political advantage for both sides if that's the case. >> her's the thing. even if a deal does get done at this point, it's a small deal. much smaller deal than both sides said they wanted several months ago. the debt ceiling, will be back in two months. there's a good chance we are going to be revisiting a budget issue in march, as well. is this the new d.c. zachary? >> well, it's kind of an old d.c. and the current version, you know, 4.0. and you're absolutely right. it's convenient because there's a news hook for the fiscal cliff for january 1st and calling this now b.c. befo
complaints about south korea and america's naval exercises, or the sailor that was detained by japan and taken into custody for a while. do you think that this is essentially china's wise to test the solvency and strength and direction of u.s. japan relations? if you do think it is that, the more provocative question again coming to your own nation strategy because japan is origination but it's an aging nation, it's a shrinking nation. when you look at and one wonders wonders what is japan's strategy in the region with allies and how to keep are so vital and robust when china may be saying when you look at long lines, japan will become less significant over time. we will become more significant over time. if i can add one last element. when president obama's national strategy to -- strategic policy was released, there's one thing we read who said america is undergoing a period of strategic contraction. he may be wrong. i loved her the counter position to that, but they're all of these assessments that this is the time for china to push these boundaries out. and so, what do you take i
. this is the age of taking action. viagra. talk to your doctor. >> from america's news headquarters, i'm elizabeth pran. south carolina senator jim demint resigning resigning from, a key force behind the tea party movement. accepting a job from the heritage foundation. the republicans had criticized house speaker john boehner's cliff offer, saying it wouldn't be good for job creation. but senator demint says it has nothing to do with his decision to quit. >> new concerns about the deadly meningitis outbreak, plaguing the country. dozens of people who received tainted steroid shots have infections at the site of the injection site, which could lead to fungal meningitis. the nationwide outbreak has been linked to shots made in the massachusetts necc, which has killed 36 people and sickened more than 550 others. now back to "on the record." avee under high stress. >>> hundreds storming the michigan state capital and hours ago they voted to approve right to work legislation. governor rick snyder saying the measure is not anti-union, it's pro worker. joining us is rick cline, and mr. mccormack andn yor
positive rating on the republican party were folks that live in rural america and folks that live in the south and even that want great, 39-38, 39-33. >> yeah. >> i mean, is it even worse than it looks? or is this a -- is this a kick the loser right after an election? >> i think you got to have perspective. the perspective here is that look at 2008, in december 2008, the parties numbers were actually even a touch worse than that and then two years later, november 2010, the republicans pick up 62 seats in the house and six seats in the senate. american politics are fluid and right now it's a bad fluid, bad mojo for the republican party. that's what happens after a loss like this, there's some introspection and there's a lot of media attention on where the republican party is. >> fred, before you jump in, i want to throw up more on the republican side of the aisle. we tested paul rivian, mitt romney, john boehner and the republican party as a whole. paul ryan comes out with the best ratings. among just republicans earlier he's through the roof. but he comes out the best here. what w
. >>> families in the south bay enjoying a winter wonderland tonight in north america. the entertainment included live shows and games. wonderland will stay at north america through january 4. children four years and under get in for free. >>> a lot of fresh new snow in the sierra tonight and an incredible example of human nature. a chain installers mission to return a lost wedding ring. >> ch >>> a manhole cover exploded in downtown san francisco this evening. pg & e says it was caused by an underground vault fire. the blast happened around 5:00 this evening near the corner of third and mission street. the intersection was closed to traffic for a while as crews put out the fire. no one was injured and there was no power outages. >>> investigators have found a note and human remains at the home of a man who's accused of deliberately setting a fire and then shooting and killing two firefighters that arrived at the scene. david lee miller has the new details emerging on the man at the center of this attack. >> reporter: when firefighters arrived at the home of adam spangler they did not know they w
. they don't understand that north korea is evil. only america is evil. >> i prefer to think of north korea as misunderstood. >> you would make an excellent young south korean. >> thank you. hepititis must be kicking in. >> imogen, the thank thing where he did the thing with the tank, just to be clear it had nothing to do with the iraq war protest which is where he did the rap. >> there were two protests he was in trouble for. one was the tank thing and the other the rap thing with the iraq war. >> yes, i just want to make it clear those were two different things. greg gavin was correct about having an asian mistress. her name was elizabeth cooper. she was a scottish phillopina actress. >> what was her name? it was juju or coocoo or loulou. >> it is ironic that the man with the tank, general mcarthur, takes over south korea and saves the world because she in love with his chick. and then psy is emulating america by smashing a tank. it is so meta. >> what does meta mean? >> it is something you say after you make a poimt. elizabeth cooper by mcarthur brought her from the fill -- philippines t
of manufacturing has moved from the midwest, the kind of rust belt of america to the south in part because those southern states are right-to-work. can i mention one other thing if i could, bill, about this issue that is important? bill: sure. >> there is so much misinformation what it means to be a right-to-work state. i want your viewers to know this, if you're a right-to-work state it does not ban unions, bill. simply means that workers who work for a unionized company have the right as an individual to join the union or not. it does not ban unions. bill: to be more specific, if you're not a member of a union, in michigan you're required to pay union dues. >> that is exactly right. bill: under this law you're no longer required to pay dues for something you're not gets service for anyway. >> that's right. the worker has the right to pay the union dues or not. really i think it is much a civil liberties issue. bill: in one hour we'll take it up with a democratic lawmaker in michigan that is none too happy about it. you predict within 10 years all but 15 states will have the same new law that m
. the north bay. and the south bay. the next bay area region ready to join in on the plastic bag ban. >>> a question everyone in america wants to know. what lawmakers in washington are doing to try to avoid the fiscal cliff. good evening. i'm ann notarangelo. a san francisco woman traumatized after being robbed on the street. she was not injured. and the thief only got a few dollars. but patrick shows us what he took from her was much more valuable than money. >> i heard him say, then i'm going to kill your dog. >> pekingese, 12 years old. sweetest thing ever. >> reporter: she asked not to be named. this woman was robbed yesterday, not only of money, but her best friend roxy, who she loved most on this earth. >> she was my best friend. >> reporter: she had lost her phone in her car, so she parked to look for it at leavenworth and golden gate when a man approached her. >> he said, give me all your money. >> reporter: he then went through her pockets and found only $5. and roxy started barking. >> he said, i'm going to kill your dog. and he grabbed roxy. all of a sudden i see her fly t
will be the first black senator from the deep south since reconstruction, and the only african-american senator currently serving. >> the future is incredibly bright for america. we have our challenges. we have things that we have to overcome. but, boy, does the future look great in south carolina. >> so what does the future hold for the senate which we'll see 13 additional newcomers. will it actually get things done? >> let's bring in republican strategist and former santorum adviser jim brenburger. and steve, let me start with you. the congressman is going to be among five new republicans, including five women. >> first of all, the new senator is actually very conservative. and i think that's good for the party because i think in the most recent elections, we lost sight of the fact that we have to talk to a lot of constituencies. we don't always represent all the people that we should. by bringing in somebody who is not only african-american, but conservative african-american, it gives us a new messenger, and i think that's very, very important to our party. >> well, in both houses, steve, yo
casualties -- well, i should say 500 thais died in south vietnam while fighting what we call the veitkong, and it's important to focus on it because they tend to dismiss them as america's mercenaries because we paid for the -- a lot of the military hardware and transportation and lo gist ticks and extry pay that the thai troops received, and we focus on thais engaged in black market schemes, but truth behind it all is that thai soldiers were figging. thai soldiers were dying for four years. thailand was carrying out their war, what they saw as their war in south vietnam so the casualties are something to keep in mind. >> host: professor ruth, thai-u.s. relations, when did they start to really jell? they were an ally for a long time participating in the iraq war and world war ii. >> guest: absolutely. it can date back to king monk and famous example of offering lincoln war elephants for his troubles for the american civil war, but definitely in the 20th century, the thais were always close u.s. ally. i mean, and this is intensified really disrurpted partly during the second war ii, but as
it from me. i'm only a man after all and i cannot live without it a school boy of these americas. thank you. [applause] >> take us to the back woods of georgia where i believe it's the first week of hunting season. in 1955, the spanish explorer desocietio arrived in south that >> with wild pigs in tow. in 2004 in georgia a 12 foot, hundred thousand pound pig was killed. it's unclear whether this pig, hog zila got that big while grazing in the wild or whether he was fed peanuts farm fed or 43 range. when the pigs flair a griffin was asked why he had to shoot the pig. griffin said, because i couldn't believe it was so big. i grew up 20 miles away in a town that put martin luther king in jail for a few nights in 1963. when they heard the story of hog zila i wondered why people killed things they don't understand. i would like to read hog zila this is the first timei've read this part one is what i'm reading today. killer of kid and faun, muddy wallower trichinosis and tick. trap smart, nonnative gar gant wan flea bag you root in the oak brush of bogs and swamp. if we killed you now, hog z
"good morning america." my christmas gift was to be again paired with francis dinglasan. breaking news out of the south way crews on the scene of a warehouse fire in campbell now under control. firefighters are in the building at dell and winchester. more >> mer >>> good morning, america. and merry christmas. this morning, as you gather with your family around the tree, opening up the presents, celebrate with us, all that is special about today. and we're going to show you just how to make all those toys and gadgets work, so you can actually play with them right now. >>> and we have a special treat this morning. mario batali is here, joining in on our merriment. he will show us how to make a tasty christmas breakfast. and we're all going to be put to the test with the ultimate gingerbread house competition. who will build the sweetest house of all? we will find out. >>> and a universe-wide
made the last two years is trying to make obama the issue without sharing with america bold reform ideas that inspire people to get behind us. >> the 61-year-old was elected to the senate in 2004. south carolina's republican governor gets to appoint demint's successor. >>> ever see another driver doing their makeup on the beltway or texting on the gw parkway? someone posted video of a metro bus driver holding a newspaper, perhaps even reading it, while driving around dupont circle. the anonymous passenger who posted the video says it happened monday morning to a d2 bus. the bus drivers union did not return our calls. >>> d.c.'s guardian angels are responding to this video shot on the green line in metro. the video posted on youtube shows a group of young people attacking and robbing a girl of her cell phone last friday. so in an attempt to deter these types of muggings on metro, the guardian angels will be patrolling live between the congress heights and ft. totten station friday and saturday nights. >>> the planning for next month's inauguration is in high gear, but today a group
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